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    Agree with Jeffrey Buttle's Naqoyqatsi
    More Recent for men not just for choreography but for feeling it gives.
    Daisuke Takahashi Garden of Souls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQ253eUi2I Japanese Nationals 2011
    Blues for Klook, Pagliacci ( purely for how he skates it with so much passion even though not fav program)
    Yuzuru Hanyu Romeo&Juliet
    Patrick Chan La Boheme from Rostelecom
    Stephane Lambiel ne me quitte pas
    Jeremy Abbott Exogenesis

    Dance Virtue and Moir Carmen

    Ladies Akiko Suzuki Cirque du soleil
    Mao Asada Swan lake

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    FDs of Virtue/Moir and Davis/White this season - Carmen and Notre Dame de Paris
    Virtue/Moir - Mahler 2010 FD
    Davis/White - Samson and Dellilah FD, Fliedermaus
    Savchenko/Szolkowi - PINA, Cirque du Soleil FD 2008, Pink Panther FD 2011
    Yuna - Tango de Roxane FD
    Mao - Swan Lake, Olympics SP, Exhibition this season on Mary Popkins
    Pechalat/Bourzat - Chaplin FD 2011 /Zhulin's choreography/
    Weaver/Poje - Je suis Malade 2012 FD
    Carolina Kostner - Bolero this season and 2012 FD
    Akiko - "O", Cirque de Soleil
    Wagner - Black Swan
    K.Osmond - Carmen this year
    Laura Lepisto - 2009 LP and the Exhibition programme with a ribbon (Exquisite! I love this performance!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6so-IR0xb4
    Miki Ando - 2010 Cleopatra FS, Black Swan Exhibition
    Plushenko - Tango Roxanne, Tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEJXkfMYTX4, Criminal Peterburgh soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzDqmsIEY0

    Performances I can watch many, many times:

    Denkova/Staviski - 2004 Worlds FS Hendel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgBf0uRbik, 2007 FD Seven Deadly Sins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQO8bYFgJSo; 2003 FD Worlds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5lNInKe6fg
    Oksana Bauil - Swan SP and Exhibition - unique choreography and style
    Elena Sokolova - Samson and Delillah SP 2003 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veFDbTmMkoU
    Irina Slutzkaya - Toska Olympics 2002 FS
    Berezhnaya - Siharulidze - Chaplin LP and Exhibition, Olympics SP 2002
    Shen/Zhao - The Nutcracker LP
    Grishuk/Platov - 1999 LP "The feeling begins" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5zK32mEFfk (Unique choreography and performance!); 1998 Nagano FD
    Krylova-Ovsyannikov - Malaguena and Cleopatra Exhibitions
    Annisina-Peizerat - Danse Mon Esmeralda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQO-od6NcYI (so emotional and romantic), Susanna Exhibitions; 2002 Olympics OD, Malaguena exhibition, Carmina Burana FD
    Yukari Nakano - 2007 Worlds SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5YCi_TwuZo, Giselle LP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLhYkbbt-_0, Harem Exhibition 2009
    Sasha Cohen - 2006 Olympics SP, 2003 Swan Lake - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUIDWF1zRw
    Gordeeva - Grinkov - Westside Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qWW-Ok4V0E, Moonlight Sonata FD, Vocalise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBlQSZQILI; "I Paliagchi" artistic programme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-a8pJ7zjhA
    Belbin - Agosto - Amelie FD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqVzf2_kad8, Westside Story FD Belbin Agosto - westside story
    Bourne-Kraatz Riverdance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZxdCZUAPjo
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    10 more that haven't been mentioned for your consideration...

    Davis and White - Bollywood OD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnEJAEtp9fo
    Chen Lu - The Last Emperor FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARd8UsQj_Ag
    The Duchesnays - Missing FD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgo5-w7smSM
    Torvil and Dean - Paso Double OSP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHt7DRxpxA
    Brian Boitano - Lincoln Portrait FD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCu5NNH6Tgc
    Bourne and Kraatz - High Society Overture FD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT8Oh-MJj3E
    Rahkamo & Kokko - Valse Triste FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc
    Rahkamo & Kokko - Quickstep OD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ieH0uk-cks
    Angela Nikodinov - Just for You SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LPg9MN0aJM
    Krisztina Czako - The Aadams Family LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0FazjCHRQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Rahkamo & Kokko - Valse Triste FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc

    that was beautiful. thanks for posting

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    Two stunningly gorgeous routines:

    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev, Liebestraum: http://youtu.be/L9j0jrUADG0

    Klimova & Ponomarenko, Air: http://youtu.be/cRNgq4cQIU8


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    Anything and everything Zueva did for G&G has needs to be on this list.

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    Oh, golly, that Klimova/Ponomarenko program! I remember watching it during the Olympics, and it remains as sublime today as it was then. Though I was rooting for them to win, I honestly felt that any of the three couples competing could have won and I would have been satisfied. The two rivals, Usova/Zhulin and the Duchesnays, were also splendid. It was one of the best ice dance Olympics ever, in my opinion.

    I find it interesting that Sergei and not Marina has a turnout. He often skates in turnout position, even doing a spreadeagle. She never does. She always stands in hold with him and has both feet pointing in the same direction. Their lifts are to die for, especially that one "pendulum" lift where she arches backwards and then spins around an axis like the hands of a clock, at last ending up lying in a straight horizontal position while he balances in an arabesque position, on one leg.

    If I had magical powers, I'd love to get all my favorite ice dancers from all eras skating on the same ice, in one program. I don't care about scores or rankings; I'd just like to see them skate, two by two. I guess that's what YouTube is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post

    I find it interesting that Sergei and not Marina has a turnout. He often skates in turnout position, even doing a spreadeagle. She never does. She always stands in hold with him and has both feet pointing in the same direction. Their lifts are to die for, especially that one "pendulum" lift where she arches backwards and then spins around an axis like the hands of a clock, at last ending up lying in a straight horizontal position while he balances in an arabesque position, on one leg.
    In terms of ice dance, is one position more difficult or more correct? I think sublime is a perfect word for their program. As far the 1992 Olympics go, I thought U&Z's "Four Seasons" was brilliant. Perhaps more than any other ice dance team of that era, I can picture U&Z just as comfortable on the stage as the ice. They had a wonderful balletic quality to their skating. I really do like the Duchesnays, but their program that year was not in the same league as K&P or U&Z. Now, had they skated to "Missing" that year, that would be an ice dance event for the ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Rahkamo & Kokko - Valse Triste FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc
    Thanks for reminding me of this beautiful program.

    A beautiful program from Gordeeva and Grinkov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dBlQSZQILI By Zoueva
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I find it interesting that Sergei and not Marina has a turnout. He often skates in turnout position, even doing a spreadeagle. She never does. She always stands in hold with him and has both feet pointing in the same direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by lulu View Post
    In terms of ice dance, is one position more difficult or more correct?
    I'm not sure what Olympia is referring to -- free leg position, or turnout with both feet on the ice (spread eagles and Ina Bauers), which are kind of novelty moves because not everyone is anatomically equipped to do them -- the turnout needs to be pretty close to 180 degrees, more for outside edges, because of the fact that the blades will only glide along the line of the foot, not an angle..

    Good alignment is good alignment, attractive positions are attractive positions, and will be rewarded as such. Good technique per se is mostly about what the blades are doing on the ice.

    As far the 1992 Olympics go, I thought U&Z's "Four Seasons" was brilliant. Perhaps more than any other ice dance team of that era, I can picture U&Z just as comfortable on the stage as the ice. They had a wonderful balletic quality to their skating. I really do like the Duchesnays, but their program that year was not in the same league as K&P or U&Z. Now, had they skated to "Missing" that year, that would be an ice dance event for the ages.
    I loved all three of the medal-winning programs in 1992. I don't know why I seem to be the only one who liked that West Side Story program from the Duchesnays. I liked Rahkomo & Kokko's free dance that year also.

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    Some of my favorite European men's programs from the 1990s, with good concepts, originality, interesting use of the body and blades between the elements, good phrasing to the music . . . some of these guys also have good body line, but I consider that more an aspect of the execution than the choreography:

    Candeloro the Barbarian

    Millot tango

    Dmitrenko 1995

    Zagorodniuk 1995

    Urmanov 1995

    Pashkevich 1996

    Vlascenko 1996

    Kulik's SP take on the same music in 1997

    Pashkevich 1997

    Tyllesen 1998 SP

    Tyllesen 1998 LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by lulu View Post
    Two stunningly gorgeous routines:



    Klimova & Ponomarenko, Air: http://youtu.be/cRNgq4cQIU8
    This is perfect example of why I prefer the old system.. the programs were very various.

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    I'd like also to add some performances I had forgotten - V/M's Valse Triste 2008 Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9neFDuwjyc;
    2010 Farrukas - Olympics OD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6mge7uZbLo; 2009 Pink FLoyd LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7vsQKRIP2M;
    the beautiful exhibition on Festa on Ice- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CVc5QbzAUA

    Annissina/Peizerat Romeo and Juliet Olympics 1998 FD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Wqpc4xL5Q; Olympics 2002 FD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlgTnsd5Dqo and OD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bewtUDrpaI

    Drobiazko-Vanagas - Phantom of the Opera FD 2002 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldTE29nre2Q

    Mishkutenok-Dmitriev - LP 1994 Olympics Rachmaninoff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNDqZuQVcQg

    Savchenko/Szolkowy - "Send in the Clowns" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHa...e=results_main - simply a masterpiece created by Ingo Steuer

    Ilinykh Katsalapov - 2010 Jrs Worlds Shindler's List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vjobRSN3Sk
    and 2011 Don Quixote FD (when they trained with Zhulin their programs were far better choreographed)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ7r4rfYN6g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    I love almost everything Michelle did, but Salome was the one I still think is incredible.

    Love Yuna Kim's Gershwin LP (really sophisticated and sublime), Danse SP and Tango SP

    I still love Alexei Yagudin's Winter SP. We'll never see such step again tho.

    Hanyu's Romeo & Juliet LP

    Almost everything done by Dai, but then he can make the most drab choreography look like the most electrifying thing you've ever seen. (So this is in a way very biased. I really liked his Oly LP)

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    I think the choreography in Daisuke's "Blues For Klook" is really great, because it was so perfectly connected to the music.

    Also, I know Javier Fernanadez is known for being a jumper more than an artist, but I really like the choreography of his Charlie Chaplin FS this year. It's so charming, and suits him perfectly. I wish it would be his Olympic program, because I think people would fall in love with it as well as him.

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